Authorities on Thursday afternoon issued a mandatory evacuation in the Loma Rica area of Yuba County as a wildfire had reportedly burned at least 60 acres.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation for LOM-E087, the area of Wades Way and Scott Grant Road, Pony Express Trail and Cross Star Trail, along with zone LOM-E079. This means that residents in those zones should evacuate immediately.
An evacuation warning was issued for homes in YUB-E042 zone, a forested area with dispersed homes and buildings near Collins Lake.
A temporary evacuation location was set up at Sycamore Ranch in Browns Valley, and any large animals can be taken to the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, also in Browns Valley.
Sheriff’s officials urged residents to avoid the area and watch for emergency personnel as they respond to the wildfire known as the Scott Fire.
The Scott Fire was reportedly burning at a moderate rate of spread in grass and oak woodland. Authorities were stopping traffic at the intersections of Scott Grant and Marysville roads and Brandie Drive and Loma Rica Road.
This story was initially printed June 15, 2023, 4:27 PM.